Steppingstone Medieval Days and Melee Practice
May 10- 12, 2013
Barony of Bright Hills

Steppingstone Museum is a nonprofit educational facility in Harford County and they are hosting their Medieval Days event on May 11th and 12th.
We are running a demo for this event to add to the educational history component and share our talents and information about the Middle Ages with the public.
This year we have added a melee practice for those of you who enjoyed the war muster we hosted at the church but asked for camping, we can offer more space, camping, and more fighting on Sunday!  We will also be putting on a timeline fashion show for the mother’s day tea that is a museum fundraiser each afternoon at 4pm, let the autocrat know if you have some fabulous historic clothing to share…

Fighting and Armoring- Heavy and Rapier
Target and Combat Archery and Siege Weapons
SCA Equestrian activities
Coursing of Hounds
Arts and Sciences Displays and Demonstrations
Bardic Arts- Performer’s Revel
Children’s Crafts and Games


Martial Activities:  We are set up as an official event to accommodate authorizations and fighting again this year, we will also be selecting the Bright Hills Baronial Equestrian Champion on Saturday.  Please note that to participate in Equestrian you must contact Lady Rebecca, our equestrian marshal, at least a week before the event. MIC: Lord Janyn Fletcher janynfletcher[AT] MOL: Lord Hunter Alexander hunterfsca[AT], Equestrian: Lady Rebecca von Zweckel beckykepple[AT]

Arts & Sciences Activities:  Arts and Sciences Demonstrations and Displays are most welcome- the public loves seeing what we do and we all like to share our great work on ongoing projects and learn something new! For more information or to guarantee space for your demonstration with tables and chairs, contact the autocrat: Lady Faye de Trees (mka Angela Yau) at feataure[AT] or 410-939-2299or 352-281-8216.

         Adult, Member:           $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
         Adult, Non-Member:   $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
         Youth (-):                    $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
         Child (0-):                    $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Bright Hills

Cost Notes:  We are charging no site fee, but ask for donations to the museum, suggested is $5 per person.  Admission will be charged to the public during the demo hours so please arrive early to be set up before 11am either day.  This is also a great demo to invite people who want to see what we do.

Site:  Steppingstone Farm Museum in Susquehanna State Park 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre De Grace, MD 21078

Site Restrictions:  The site opens for SCA at 5pm Friday evening for set up and closes 8pm Sunday night. Demo for the public runs Noon-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Steppingstone is in the Susquehanna State Park so all Maryland State Park rules are in effect for camping overnight.  Pets are welcome if cleaned up after, wet during non-demo hours, smoking in parking area only.

Feast Information:  Mundane Food Vendors will be present during the museum’s event hours and we will host a bake sale both days, a potluck feast on Saturday evening followed by Bardic around the fire, and a Sunday lunch for a donation.

Merchanting Information:  Merchant space is available, vendor fee is $30 per day to the museum if you are selling only, no fee if you demonstrate your craft and sell some items you make on the side.

Other Information:  You can set up Friday night or Saturday morning and camp over both nights at Steppingstone with a period encampment or modern tents (in a separate area). Please join us for a quiet camping evening Friday or come on Saturday morning.  This is a beautiful site and they are trying to preserve many of the traditional trades and handicrafts that derived directly from those that we practice in the SCA.

Autocrat's Information:
 Faye de Trees (Angela Yau), 461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace, MD 21078,  Phone: (410) 939-2299, E-mail:  feataure[AT]

Reservations:  Send reservations to autocrat


Take your best route to I-95 North of Baltimore or South of Philadelphia to Havre de Grace, exit 89 onto MD-155 West. Make a right onto N. Earlton Rd., merge onto Webster-Lapidium Rd., then stay left on Quaker Bottom Road to the entrance to Steppingstone Museum.  There are brown park signs directing you to Susquehanna State Park from I-95 and then to Steppingstone Museum from MD-155.
If you arrive early and the gate is closed, you may enter on the left (outgoing) side to come in for setup. (6 minutes off of I-95)

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